Obtaining prices for commercial half hourly meters requires in-depth specialist knowledge of the energy market. By working directly with your organisation and the suppliers BusinessEnergy will procure the tending process on your behalf. The tender results are presented to your board so you can select the agreement best suited to your circumstances.
The name half hourly meter is named because the meter is read automatically by every 30 minutes or half hour. The data is transmitted back to your power company by mobile or fixed telephone lines.
This provides accurate consumption data and also allows your organisation to perform certain analysis upon the data collected.
The first two digits, known as the profile class, will always be shown as "00" and form part of your MPAN or Meter Point Administration Number. The bottom line is printed on your invoices.
Any business that has a peak load over 100kWh is required to have this type of meter by law. Some organisations will have this by default if you have taken over new premises. You can also opt to install these meters on a voluntary basis. There is also a new national Government sponsored rollout of "smart meters" to be installed in every home and business. This project should take three to five years to complete.
There are two main features and benefits. Firstly your bills and invoices will be 100% accurate so long as the meter is accurate and pricing information is correct. There are no more estimated bills as the readings are taken automatically and integrated into your bills.
Secondly you are able to access the meter readings every 30 minutes to interrogate the data for energy management purposes.
All data extracted from your meter is also available for you to perform analysis. Software programs allow you to import the raw data to analyse trends and produce reports. You'll be able to check and monitor consumption hourly for any cost centre or premises you manage.
Today's advanced software packages can create alarms if usage is over a certain threshold. You can spot trends in the information and most companies can save an additional 10% on an annual basis by using this data.
Example reports by hour
Our efficient and unique methodology ensures you obtain the lowest tariff possible. Here's how it works :
Tender pricing is generally only valid for 24 hours so the process is fluid but time critical.
We can also work with "multi-sites" using the same process. If you own several (or several hundred) stores or shops around the UK we bundle all these together during the tender process for the most efficient contract.
Consumption and efficiency audits can also be provided. These ensure you have the right type of meters installed to take advantage of day, night and weekend tariffs. Usage and management audits can also be arranged.
Flexible tailored solutions are offered to work with your industry.
Currently no UK energy supplier provides instant quotes for half hourly meters. Each meter is negotiated against offered prices and there are no set tariffs that standard customers use.
Brokers negotiate on your behalf using their market knowledge and expertise.
If you don't have a half hourly meter but have high consumption we can provide fast quotes for your premises. Complete the online forms and we'll match your meter with the most competitive rates available in the market.
If you have any questions please contact our team who will be able to help you.